Now, you can call me a terrible mother, which I very well might be, but I LET THEM! That's right, I let them. They were having a blast. I practically have webbed feet being a Seattle born and bred girl. I LOVE rain. And I love puddles, more specifically stomping in puddles. When I ran cross country in high school we used to go on "puddle stomp" runs. We raced through waist deep puddles, pushed each other into mud pits, ran in down pours and had a blast. I have wonderful memories of rain and puddles. I'd like my kids to have those memories too. And living here, we have to take the chances we are given! Praise the Lord for rain!
The first grade science curriculum I taught was "weather" and we studies a lot about the water cycle. So the kids and I have been running around the house chanting "evaporation, condensation, precipitation! The water cycle--YEAH!" Try it sometime, it's catchy.